McClinton takes a closer look

One of the top wing prospects in the 2013 class -- Greg McClinton -- is contemplating some visits and starting to sort through the recruiting process. He recently updated Scout.com on the latest.

Greg McClinton, a top 50 junior, is starting to take a stronger look at his recruitment.

"I'm starting to break down my list," McClinton told Scout.com. "I still don't really have [a list], but I'm starting to think about it more as I get to my decision."

With a long list of scholarship offers that include Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Louisville, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Xavier, VCU, Connecticut, Miami, Missouri and Alabama the 6-foot-6 wing has plenty of options.

"I'm thinking soon I'm going to go to a Louisville game and a Xavier game," McClinton said. "I went to the Xavier/Charlotte game yesterday also."

"I want to visit Alabama," he added. "That's a school that I kind of like a lot that I haven't had a chance to go visit. That's one of the schools I haven't been to that I want to go visit. I want to go to Xavier and Louisville for a game."

McClinton also swung by North Carolina's game against Georgia Tech Sunday evening. Despite the visit, McClinton said UNC is involved, but not recruiting him heavily.

"I guess they are recruiting me but they aren't serious about it," he said. "It might get a little more serious later on."

It does, however, appear that a handful of schools are after him hard. Rick Pitino was at his game on Friday, as was an assistant from Xavier.

"I would say Wake Forest, Xavier and Louisville are recruiting me the hardest," McClinton said. "I would say Georgia Tech too. They've been down a couple times this season. They came to my practice this week and their head coach came to one of my games earlier."

"Louisville has been to two of my games, Wake has been to two of my games and Xavier has been to a couple also. VCU came down too. I guess I talk to the coaches at those schools more than I do than the coaches at the others."

Playing at Winston-Salem (N.C.) Prep, Wake Forest has the advantage of proximity in McClinton's recruitment.

"Of course Wake is in Winston so I visit there every now and then," McClinton said.

"It kind of is [an advantage]," he said. "I've been a Wake fan since I was a little kid. I've been going to their games since I was real little so it kind of helps them a little."

A four-star prospect, McClinton is ranked No. 41 overall by Scout.com.


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